A May 2007 study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland claimed: “Roughly 8 in 10 people surveyed in Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, and Pakistan agreed that the United States is trying to ‘weaken and divide the Islamic world.’ Bush administration officials, including the president, have frequently said that they are doing nothing of the sort, and that they respect Islam as a great religion. These views are particularly troubling since they come from four countries that, traditionally, have had good relations with the United States and that play an outsize role in the politics of the Islamic world.”

 – Thomas Omestad, “The U.S. Seen Through Muslim Eyes,” U.S. News and World Report, May 23, 2007